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February 23, 2005
A rainy evening kept Burbank Unified School District candidates in their homes Tuesday night, waiting for results that by press time had not been tallied. Though candidates didn't make it to City Hall, where the votes were being tallied, the rain didn't keep voters from dropping off their ballots, City Clerk Margarita Campos said. Candidate Roland Armstorff actually showed up briefly at City Hall Tuesday evening but went home to await results when he found out officials hadn't started counting ballots yet. "It turned out to be kind of a boring evening," he said.
By Rachel Kane | March 28, 2007
BURBANK — Against odds of at least 12,000 to one, filmmakers in Burbank and Glendale are competing to get onto "On the Lot," a new reality show from director Steven Spielberg and producer/TV host Mark Burnett. Casting calls end this month for the Fox Network film-based reality show, which premieres live on May 22. When the cameras roll on the first episode of "On the Lot," 16 finalists will be in the running, charged with the task of producing new short films every week in a different genre.
February 28, 2009
The first round of Burbank’s municipal elections is through, and there are six candidates left standing. Mayor Dave Golonski and Councilman David Gordon will face off in the April 14 runoff election against four challengers — Jess Talamentes, Elise Stearns-Niesen, Kimberly Jo and Garen Yegparian — while Board of Education incumbents Larry Applebaum and Debbie Kutka have secured their seats on the dais again. Since Golonski and Gordon were the top two vote-getters in Tuesday’s primary, they appear poised to take two of the three open seats in April.
October 16, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum For 90 minutes Friday, three congressional hopefuls took aim at Adam Schiff in the first of three debates between the four candidates for the 29th District seat in the House of Representatives, painting the incumbent as a career politician who supports war and helps expand the scope of government. Schiff did not take the bait, focusing on his record and his plans for the future instead of giving direct answers to accusations from his challengers.
By Jeff Tully, | August 27, 2011
It was a disappointing 2010 campaign for the two area boys' water polo programs. Burbank High was able to secure the fourth and final CIF Southern Section Division V playoff spot from the Pacific League, but fell in the wild-card round against La Salle, 10-6. Burroughs wasn't able to earn a postseason spot, as the Indians finished sixth in league. The Indians did show promise late in the season, however, as they fell to the Bulldogs, 9-6, in the regular-season finale and almost defeated Arcadia, 8-7, in the consolation round of the Pacific League Tournament.
By Zain Shauk | March 24, 2010
Candidates in the April 13 special primary election to fill a vacancy in the 43rd Assembly District will head to Burbank City Hall at 7 tonight for a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank. The following are brief descriptions of each of the four candidates, three of whom have never served in public office. If no candidate receives more than 50% of votes, the election will proceed to a runoff contest June 8 between the top vote-getters from each party.
May 25, 2002
Jim Riggio BURROUGHS HIGH -- Carolyn Brown doesn't like the idea of putting pressure and demands on herself. No stranger to the CIF Masters track and field meet, having raced in the 800-meter event the past two years, the Burroughs High junior is taking a relaxed approach as she attempts to return to the California State meet. Brown, who won the CIF Southern Section Division II title as a freshman, finished third last season, and was second in last weekend's final, when she finished in 2 minutes 15.71 seconds.
December 22, 1999
Irma Lemus MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- With maps of the city in hand, Burbank High School students set out to collect canned food and other items for needy families. About 100 students took part and within a couple of hours last week they collected more than 1,000 cans, said Rhendy Santosa, president of Burbank High School's Helping Other People Eat community service club. The HOPE group, in conjunction with the high school's student government and other campus clubs, has collected more than 5,000 cans since the beginning of December when the holiday basket project began.
By Melanie Hicken | June 9, 2010
Fresh off the special election for the 43rd Assembly District in which Democrat Mike Gatto was projected to win, voters now have roughly four months to prepare for yet another ballot to decide who will fulfill the full two-year term. When the election in November is all said and done, voters will have been asked to cast their votes four times for the same seat in about six months — a process that some stakeholders have said contributes to voter fatigue and confusion. The election also had to compete with the Lakers' championship series game.
By Jeff Tully, | April 22, 2011
GLENDALE — The Providence High boys' volleyball team definitely has motivation heading into the last few weeks of the regular season. Coming into Thursday's match with host Glendale Adventist Academy, the Pioneers were one match out of first place in the Liberty League and were attempting to stay in position to win a share of the league crown. For the Cougars, they have a less lofty goal. With a young team and many players who've never played competitive volleyball, Glendale Adventist just hopes to improve with each match and hopefully get some wins along the way. A win against a tough Providence team was just not in the cards for the Cougars, as they were only able to stay with the Pioneers early in the first two games and nearly pulled off a victory in the third.
By Arin Mikailian, | May 2, 2014
The process of developing an environmental impact report for a new 14-gate terminal at Bob Hope Airport has gone $2 million over budget for the current fiscal year, a cost that's being covered by dipping into the airport's reserve funds. At the beginning of the current fiscal year last June, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority allocated $1 million to cover costs associated with putting the report together, but additional legal fees, planning consultant fees and outreach costs, among other expenses, raised the price to $3 million, according to a midyear budget performance review document.
April 30, 2014
Flights out of Bob Hope Airport in Burbank were grounded for less than an hour Wednesday afternoon because the Federal Aviation Administration was having computer problems, according to airport officials. At about 2:35 p.m., the airfield got word that the FAA issued a ground stop because of technical issues at its radar facility in Los Angeles, said airport spokesman Victor Gill. Airplanes were still permitted to land, but three Southwest Airlines flights that were taxiing on the runway getting ready to take off had to head back to the gate, Gill said.-- Arin Mikailian,  -- Arin Mikailian, Follow on Twitter: @ArinMikailian ALSO: Woman allegedly steals beer at Ralphs, injures store employee Police arrest woman for allegedly stealing dancewear Rug made by Armenian orphans to go on display at White House    
From Staff Reports | April 9, 2014
BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD Burroughs in Pacific League tri-meet: The Indians kept their league title aspirations alive by defeating both Crescenta Valley and Muir on Wednesday afternoon. The Indians improved to 4-0 after knocking off the Mustangs, 128-7, and the Falcons, 85-51. Perhaps the highlight of the meet came when Indians pole vaulter Matt Schwartz set a school record with a vault of 15 feet, which was secured on his second attempt at the height. “I'm always looking for a personal record and I was actually hoping to get 15-6,” said Schwartz, who bested his previous personal best mark of 14-8.
By Arin Mikailian, | April 8, 2014
After a two-month boost in passengers at Bob Hope Airport, there was a 1.3% decline in February compared to the same time last year, though the percentage of occupied seats on planes grew, according to the latest passenger report. The airfield handled 278,420 passengers in February, compared to 282,073 in February 2013, according to a report released Monday by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. Six consecutive months leading toward the end of last year saw continuous declines followed by a jump in December and January, likely spurred by the holidays, said Dan Feger, the airport's executive director.
By Arin Mikailian, | March 28, 2014
Bringing a long sought-after amenity to passengers, Bob Hope Airport now has nine electrical charging stations where cellphones, computers and iPads can be plugged in at no cost to passengers. The stations in the Terminal A gate areas were custom-designed for the airport and were built into metal strips along the backs of selected chairs, according to airfield officials. Each chair charging station has 12 USB ports and 12 plug-in electrical outlets, for a total of 192 power sources.
March 14, 2014
Renovating the Burbank Airport is necessary to make it more conducive for the airplane passengers' comfort and safety. I have traveled out of the Burbank Airport for many years and have found it to be a great location from where I have lived. Easy access, easy ticketing, easy boarding and less people to confront. In the renovating plans, please leave a little bit of the charm of the airport to make it feel like a small airport. The city of Burbank should take pride in their airport.
By Arin Mikailian, | March 6, 2014
The number of passengers making their way through Bob Hope Airport in January climbed 3% from the same time a year ago, marking the second straight month of increases following a six-month string of declines, according to the latest passenger report. The airfield handled 302,389 travelers during the first month of 2014, up from 293,644 during January 2013, according to a report released Monday to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. "We finally got a halfway decent report after all these months," said authority Commissioner Don Brown.
By Arin Mikailian, | March 5, 2014
The artistic talents of three high school students will gain plenty of exposure in the coming months as their winning banner designs will be enlarged and hung from the Bob Hope Airport terminal tower. Senior Daniel Lee from Crescenta Valley High, freshman Angus Crosby from Burbank High School and sophomore Chance Woods from Pasadena High School each placed first in their school districts for the airport's 2014 Tower Banner Student Art Contest, and will have 16-by-25-foot versions of their designs on display on a three-month rotation.
By Jeff Tully, | March 3, 2014
Recently in the Pacific League, the Burroughs High and Claremont boys' volleyball teams have engaged in some epic battles for league supremacy. The last two years, Indians' Daniel Jacobs and the Wolfpacks' Stephen Zetterberg paced their respective squads, putting up big numbers and enjoying a wealth of success. In the 2013 campaign, Jacobs and Zetterberg shared the Pacific League Player of the Year honor. But Jacobs did graduate with up-upmanship bragging rights over his rival, as Burroughs won the league championship.
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